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Sheild vs. Shield: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on September 25, 2023
"Sheild" is an incorrect spelling, while "Shield" is the correct spelling, referring to a protective device or barrier.

Which is correct: Sheild or Shield

How to spell Shield?

Sheild is Incorrect

Shield is Correct

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Key Differences

The correct order is "i before e" in "Shield."
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Sep 12, 2023
Remember the phrase, "I shield myself," emphasizing the placement of the 'i' before 'e'.
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Visualize a protective "shield" with an 'I' symbol in front of an 'E'.
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Use mnemonic: "A shield defends 'I' before everything ('E')."
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Regularly practice writing the word "Shield" to reinforce muscle memory.
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Sheild and Shield Definitions

Sheild

Sheild is an incorrect spelling of Shield.
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Shield

A protective barrier in electronics against interference.
The metal shield around cables prevents interference.
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Shield

A representation or emblem that symbolizes a family, organization, or city.
The university's shield features a lion and a book.
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Shield

A broad piece of armor made of rigid material and strapped to the arm or carried in the hand for protection against hurled or thrusted weapons.
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Shield

A person or thing that provides protection.
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Shield

A steel sheet attached to an artillery piece to protect gunners from small-arms fire and shrapnel.
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Shield

(Physics) A wall or housing of concrete or lead built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
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Shield

(Electronics) A structure or arrangement of metal plates or mesh designed to protect a piece of electronic equipment from electrostatic or magnetic interference.
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Shield

A pad worn, as at the armpits, to protect a garment from perspiration.
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Shield

A sanitary napkin.
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Shield

(Zoology) A protective plate or similar hard outer covering; a scute or scutellum.
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Shield

An escutcheon.
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Shield

A decorative emblem that often serves to identify an organization or a government.
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Shield

A police officer's badge.
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Shield

(Geology) The ancient, stable, interior layer of continents composed of primarily Precambrian igneous or metamorphic rocks. Also called continental shield.
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Shield

To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty
"a policymaking elite whose families and purses are shielded from the sacrifices war entails" (Uwe E. Reinhardt).
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Shield

To cover up; conceal
"Though many eyes were watching, none could pierce the halo of morning sunlight that surrounded and shielded the hawk" (Peter Dunne).
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Shield

To act or serve as a shield or safeguard.
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Shield

Anything that protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
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Shield

A broad piece of defensive armor, held in hand, formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body.
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Shield

(figurative) One who protects or defends.
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Shield

(lichenology) In lichens, a hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
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Shield

A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
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Shield

(science fiction) A field of energy that protects or defends.
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Shield

A shape like that of a shield; usually, an inverted triangle with sides that curve inward to form a pointed bottom, commonly used for police identifications and company logos.
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Shield

(heraldry) The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms.
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Shield

A toilet seat.
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Shield

A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
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Shield

(obsolete) A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
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Shield

(transport) A sign or symbol, usually containing numbers and sometimes letters, identifying a highway route.
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Shield

A police badge.
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Shield

(geology) A large expanse of exposed stable Precambrian rock.
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Shield

(geology) A wide and relatively low-profiled volcano, usually composed entirely of lava flows.
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Shield

A place with a toilet seat: an outhouse; a lavatory.
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Shield

Parts at the front and back of a vehicle which are meant to absorb the impact of a collision
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Shield

To protect, to defend.
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Shield

(electricity) to protect from the influence of
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Shield

A broad piece of defensive armor, carried on the arm, - formerly in general use in war, for the protection of the body. See Buckler.
Now put your shields before your hearts and fight,With hearts more proof than shields.
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Shield

Anything which protects or defends; defense; shelter; protection.
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Shield

Figuratively, one who protects or defends.
Fear not, Abram; I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward.
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Shield

In lichens, a Hardened cup or disk surrounded by a rim and containing the fructification, or asci.
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Shield

The escutcheon or field on which are placed the bearings in coats of arms. Cf. Lozenge. See Illust. of Escutcheon.
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Shield

A framework used to protect workmen in making an adit under ground, and capable of being pushed along as excavation progresses.
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Shield

A spot resembling, or having the form of, a shield.
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Shield

A coin, the old French crown, or écu, having on one side the figure of a shield.
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Shield

To cover with, or as with, a shield; to cover from danger; to defend; to protect from assault or injury.
Shouts of applause ran ringing through the field,To see the son the vanquished father shield.
A woman's shape doth shield thee.
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Shield

To ward off; to keep off or out.
They brought with them their usual weeds, fit to shield the cold to which they had been inured.
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Shield

To avert, as a misfortune; hence, as a supplicatory exclamation, forbid!
God shield that it should so befall.
God shield I should disturb devotion!
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Shield

A protective covering or structure
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Shield

Armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
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Shield

Protect, hide, or conceal from danger or harm
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Shield

Hold back a thought or feeling about;
She is harboring a grudge against him
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Shield

A protective device, typically made from hard material, used to deflect or block attacks.
Knights used a shield to block arrows.
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Shield

A safeguard or protection against something harmful.
The ozone layer acts as a shield against UV radiation.
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Shield

Something or someone that provides shelter or protection from danger.
The mountain shielded the village from the cold northern winds.
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FAQs

Why is it called Shield?

It is called "Shield" from the Old English word "scield," meaning protector or defense.
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What is the verb form of Shield?

The verb form is "to shield."
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Which vowel is used before Shield?

Typically, "a" as in "a shield."
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What is the root word of Shield?

The root word is the Old English "scield."
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Which conjunction is used with Shield?

Standard conjunctions like "and" can be used.
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Which preposition is used with Shield?

"Behind" as in "behind a shield."
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Is Shield a negative or positive word?

Generally positive, as it implies protection.
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What is the pronunciation of Shield?

It is pronounced as /ʃiːld/.
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What is the plural form of Shield?

The plural form is "shields."
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Is Shield a collective noun?

No.
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What is the singular form of Shield?

The singular form is "shield."
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Is Shield a countable noun?

Yes.
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What is a stressed syllable in Shield?

The whole word, since it's one syllable.
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What is the second form of Shield?

"Shielded."
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Is Shield a noun or adjective?

"Shield" is primarily a noun but can also be used as a verb.
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How many syllables are in Shield?

One.
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What is the opposite of Shield?

Expose.
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What is the third form of Shield?

"Shielded."
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Which article is used with Shield?

"A" or "the" depending on the context.
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Is Shield a vowel or consonant?

"Shield" is a word that contains both vowels and consonants.
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How is Shield used in a sentence?

"The warrior held up his shield to fend off the enemy's blows."
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How do we divide Shield into syllables?

Shield is one syllable and is not divided.
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What is the first form of Shield?

"Shield" (as a verb).
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Is Shield an adverb?

No.
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Is Shield an abstract noun?

No, but it can have abstract connotations like "a shield against criticism."
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Is the Shield term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
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Is the word Shield is imperative?

No.
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What part of speech is Shield?

Noun and verb.
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What is another term for Shield?

Protector.
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Which determiner is used with Shield?

Determiners like "a," "the," or "my" can be used.
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